Winter events

She sells sea shells on the sea shore

Mary AnningTuesday 17th February 2015
Free story telling for families 5-9yrs

Meet Mary Anning, fossil hunter extraordinaire and supplier of sea dragons as she shares the story of a life dedicated to discovery. Will you take up Mary’s Challenge? Have you got what it takes to convince a museum curator to put your fossil find on display? With storyteller Marion Leeper.

Children must be accompanied by and adult.
Registration is only via Eventbright,

booking opens 1st February 2015

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Wednesday 18th February 2015Dino in lights
Free drop in event for families

Come and see Iggy the Iguanodon in lights and explore the museum after dark. Bring a torch and see what else is lurking in the dark showcases?  Can you find ancient footprints or the oldest rocks on earth?  Find out more with our museum trail.

It's not just us, find out what is happening for Twilight at the other University of Cambridge Museums


Hands on Saturdayshands on saturdays

14th, 21st and 28th February
10.30 - 15.30 in the musuem
Free drop in event for families

Join the Time Truck volunteers to find out more about the rocks, minerals and fossils in our collection.


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Cambridge Science Festival

9th - 22nd March
Drop in and bookable events

Check back for details of the exciting Science Festival events we will be running. There will be lectures, an open day and Time Truck will be back with a variety of hands on sessions.

Find out what else is happening across the Univeristy of Cambridge Museums Cambridge Science Festival 2015

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


As part of the Museum's new exciting project arising from the recent award from Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, a project conservator, Rachel Howie, has been working on some of the Museum's most prized specimens with the aim of enhancing digital access to these special objects.

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.